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Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2009

Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2009

Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, Australia, April 2009

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008

Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia, 2007-08

Births, Australia, 2008

Perinatal Deaths, Australia, 2007

Vineyard Estimates, Australia, 2008-09

Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2008-09

Agricultural Census: ABS Views on Content and Procedures, 2010-11

Australian Bureau of Statistics - Annual Report, 2008-09

Australian Statistics Advisory Council - Annual Report, 2008-09

International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Financial Year, 2008-09

Information Paper: Product Changes to Financial Accounts Following Revisions to International Standards, 2009

Research Paper: Estimating Population Totals by Combining Household Surveys (Methodology Advisory Committee), June 2009

Information Paper: Changes to Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, August 2009

Changes to Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure Statistics, September Quarter 2009

Information Paper: Changes to Business Indicators Statistics, September 2009, September Quarter 2009

Information Paper: Introduction of Revised International Statistical Standards in the Australian Tourism Satellite Account, November 2009

Microdata: Business Longitudinal Database, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07

Business Longitudinal Database, Expanded CURF, Australia, Technical Manual, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07

Education News, October 2009

Migrant Statistics News, October 2009

ABS Forward Work Program, 2009-10 to 2012-13

ABS Release Information

Queensland Theme Page



Image: ARTS AND CULTURE IN AUSTRALIA: A STATISTICAL OVERVIEW, 2009 ARTS AND CULTURE IN AUSTRALIA: A STATISTICAL OVERVIEW, 2009

Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2009(cat. no. 4172.0) was released on 21 October. This publication provides a statistical overview of culture in Australia. It contains information on a range of topics including employment in culture, time spent on cultural activities, attendances at cultural venues and events, expenditure on culture, and imports and exports of cultural goods and services. It also provides profiles of the cultural sectors, grouped according to the Australian Culture and Leisure Industry Classification.

Selected results for Queensland include:

  • In Queensland, 21% of persons age 15 years and over (680,100 persons) had some involvement, paid or unpaid, in the Arts and Culture industry in the 12 months ending April 2007.
  • There were 1,615 public access internet terminals in Queensland public libraries at the end of 2007-08, 9.3% fewer than in the previous year.
  • During 2005-06, 677,700 Queenslanders attended art galleries and 670,200 attended other museums. Attendances at zoological parks totalled 1,023,400 in 2005-06 and 1,147,600 Queenslanders attended botanical gardens during the same period.
  • Cultural funding of environmental heritage by the Queensland state government totalled $261 million in 2007-08.
  • Cultural funding by local government totalled $205.9 million in 2007-08, with over half (59%) spent on libraries.
  • Design industry businesses in Queensland at June 2007 included 2,370 architectural services, 1,878 advertising services and 1,650 commercial art and display services.
  • In 2008, there were 14,200 students in Queensland taking higher education courses in creative arts and a further 5,400 were undertaking vocational education courses in creative arts.



Image: SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION: A STATISTICAL OVERVIEW, AUSTRALIA, 2009
SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION: A STATISTICAL OVERVIEW, AUSTRALIA, 2009

Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 4156.0) was released on 23 October. This publication presents a statistical overview of sports and physical recreation in Australia. The information is drawn from a variety of ABS data sources. It contains information about the number of people who play sports; the most popular sports played; the number of people attending sporting events; the amount people spend on sports and physical recreation; the economic activity of businesses, clubs and associations involved in providing sports and physical recreation goods and services; the people who work in sports and physical recreation occupations or industries; and the support provided by volunteers.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In 2005-06, 69% of males aged 15 years and over participated in physical activities for recreation, exercise or sport. The corresponding rate for females was 67%.
  • In the 12 months ending April 2006, 330,800 children aged 5-14 years participated in organised sport outside school hours. These comprised 182,500 males and 148,300 females. The proportion of males aged 5-14 years who participated was 65% while for females it was 56%.
  • In 2005-06, sporting events were attended by 50% of Queensland males aged 15 years and over and by 37% of Queensland females.
  • Of the 39 Indigenous communities, 36 had some sporting facilities in 2006. Queensland had the lowest percentage of communities without facilities of all states and territories (7.7%).



Image: CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATION IN CULTURAL AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES, AUSTRALIA, APRIL 2009
CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATION IN CULTURAL AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES, AUSTRALIA, APRIL 2009

Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, Australia, Apr 2009 (cat. no. 4901.0) was released on 28 October. This publication presents results from the survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities conducted in April 2009. As with previous iterations, the 2009 survey collected information on children's participation in selected organised cultural activities and organised sports outside of school hours during the 12 months prior to interview, and on participation in selected leisure activities (such as skateboarding or rollerblading, and watching television, videos or DVDs) outside of school hours during the most recent two school weeks prior to interview. The survey also collected data on the use of the Internet and mobile phones.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In the year ended April 2009, there were 570,400 children in Queensland aged 5 to 14 years, of which 188,200 children participated in organised cultural activities. Of these, 120,000 played a musical instrument, 78,500 danced, 36,000 sang and 29,900 acted in drama.
  • In the same period, 417,200 children attended at least one cultural venue or event. Visiting a public library was the most frequently reported venue (342,300) followed by museum or art gallery (272.9) and performing arts event (162,600).
  • In Queensland, 60% of children participated in organised sport.
  • In the fortnight prior to interview, 98% of children watched TV, DVDs or videos. Homework or other study for school was undertaken by 83% of children and 71% read for pleasure.
  • Over half (56%) of Queensland children rode a bicycle in the fortnight prior to interview and just under half (49%) participated in art and craft. Bike riding involved 321,400 children while 279,000 children participated in art and craft.
  • In the 12 months prior to April 2009, an estimated 79% of children accessed the Internet either during school hours or outside of school hours.
  • It is estimated that 31% of Queensland children aged 5 to 14 years had a mobile phone at the time of interview.



Image: NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SOCIAL SURVEY, 2008 NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SOCIAL SURVEY, 2008

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008 (cat. no. 4714.0) was released on 30 October. This publication presents summary results from the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) which was conducted by the ABS from August 2008 to April 2009.

The 2008 NATSISS provides information on a range of demographic, social, environmental and economic indicators, including: personal and household characteristics; geography; language and cultural activities; social networks and support; health and disability; education; employment; financial stress; income; transport; personal safety; and housing. Data is available at the national level, by state/territory and remoteness area for Indigenous adults and children.

Information from the 2008 NATSISS contributes to existing data on Indigenous people and the formulation of government policies and legislation.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • At April 2008, for 9,500 Indigenous persons aged 15 years and over (10%), an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language was the main language spoken at home.
  • A total of 58,100 Indigenous persons aged 15 years and over (64%) identified with a clan, tribal or language group.
  • There were 6,600 (7.2%) who had been removed from their natural family and 33,900 (37%) had relatives who had been removed from their natural family.
  • The self-assessed health status was excellent or very good for 39,400 Indigenous persons aged 15 years and over (43%), good for 37% and fair or poor for 20%.
  • High or very high levels of psychological stress was reported by 26,400 (29%) of Indigenous persons aged 15 years and over.
  • Over one third (36%) of Indigenous persons aged 15 years and over had never smoked while 44% were current smokers.
  • Of the 90,600 Indigenous persons aged 15 years and over, 57% were employed, 8.6% were unemployed and 34% were not in the labour force.



Image: HOUSING OCCUPANCY AND COSTS, AUSTRALIA, 2007-08 HOUSING OCCUPANCY AND COSTS, AUSTRALIA, 2007-08

Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 4130.0) was released on 6 November. This publication presents data from the Survey of Income and Housing on Australian housing occupancy and costs, and relates these to characteristics of occupants and dwellings such as tenure, family composition of household, dwelling structure, age, income and principal source of income. The release also includes value of dwelling estimates and information on recent home buyers. A feature article looks at statistics for first home buyers.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In 2007-08, 30% of households had no mortgage, 35% were owners with a mortgage and 32% were renters. Other tenure types accounted for about 2% of households.
  • For 78% of households, housing costs accounted for 25% or less of their gross income. Housing costs of more than 25% to 30% accounted for 6.6% of households and a further 10% of households were using more than 30% to 50% of their gross income on housing. Households spending more than 50% of their gross income on housing costs totalled 5.5% of all households.
  • Couples with dependent children made up 27% of households, couples without dependent children 28% and lone person households a further 23%. Single parent families totalled 6.5% and 11% were other one family households. Multi-family households and group households made up 1.6% and 3.3% of all household types respectively.
  • In 2007-08, 80% of households lived in separate houses, 12% in a flat, unit or apartment and 7.2% in a semi detached/row or terrace house/townhouse.



Image: BIRTHS, AUSTRALIA, 2008 BIRTHS, AUSTRALIA, 2008

Births, Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 3301.0) was released on 11 November. This publication brings together statistics for live births and fertility in Australia. The publication contains detailed statistics on live births: male and female births; births of Indigenous children; age and birthplace of parents; duration of marriage; previous children; nuptial and ex-nuptial births; single and multiple births and usual residence of mother (by state or territory). Detailed data on births and fertility rates is available for statistical divisions, local government areas and statistical local areas (suburbs, etc.).

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In 2008 there were 63,132 births, 32,589 males and 30,543 females from a total of 62,072 confinements. There were 1,020 pairs of twins and 19 sets of triplets or higher order.
  • Ex-nuptial births totalled 26,709, of which 24,179 were paternity acknowledged.
  • Births to teenage mothers totalled 3,636 and births where the father was a teenager totalled 1,352.
  • There were 4,402 births of Indigenous children, 36% where both parents were Indigenous, 40% where the mother only was Indigenous and 25% where the father only was Indigenous.
  • The median age of mothers was 29.7 years. For ex-nuptial confinements the median age of mothers was 26.1 years.



Image: PERINATAL DEATHS, AUSTRALIA, 2007 PERINATAL DEATHS, AUSTRALIA, 2007

Perinatal Deaths, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 3304.0) was released on 12 November. These datacubes present statistics on the number of perinatal deaths, for year of registration by state or territory of Australia, sex and cause of death classified to the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Data are published for reference years from 1999 to 2007. In prior years, these statistics have been included in Causes of Death, Australia (cat. no. 3303.0).

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • Perinatal deaths comprise stillbirths (fetal deaths) and deaths of infants within the first 28 days of life (neonatal deaths). In 2007, a total of 652 perinatal deaths were registered, a rate of 10.6 deaths per 1,000 births.
  • The most common main condition in the fetus/infant was fetal death of unspecified cause (213 deaths), followed by congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (146 deaths) and disorders relating to short gestation and low birthweight (145 deaths).
  • A maternal condition was reported in 35% of perinatal deaths.
  • In the period 2003-2007, there were 266 perinatal deaths of Indigenous infants and 2,485 perinatal deaths of other infants not identified as Indigenous, giving a rate per 1,000 births of 14.3 for Indigenous infants and 10.1 for infants not identified as Indigenous.



Image: VINEYARD ESTIMATES, AUSTRALIA, 2008-09 VINEYARD ESTIMATES, AUSTRALIA, 2008-09

Vineyard Estimates, Australia, 2008-09 (cat. no. 1329.0.55.002) was released by the ABS on 27 October. This publication presents estimates from the ABS 2009 Vineyards collection. Included are statistics on the area and production of wine grapes and summary information on the major wine grape varieties. The publication presents data for Australia and states and territories, with sub-state data based on Geographical Indication (GI) Zones and derived zones provided in an attached datacube.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • During the year ended June 2009, the bearing area of red wine grapes was 601 hectares, yielding production of 1,541 tonnes and the bearing area of white wine grapes was 353 hectares, yielding production of 1,211 tonnes.
  • Queensland total production of wine grapes was 2,752 tonnes, about 0.16% of the Australian total of 1,683,643 tonnes.
  • The average yield per hectare in Queensland was the lowest of all wine grape producing states or territories with an average yield of 2.6 tonnes per hectare for red wine grapes and 3.4 for white wine grapes. The corresponding Australian averages were 9.2 tonnes per hectare and 13.0 tonnes per hectare, respectively.



Image: PRINCIPAL AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES, AUSTRALIA, PRELIMINARY, 2008-09 PRINCIPAL AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES, AUSTRALIA, PRELIMINARY, 2008-09

Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2008-09 (cat. no. 7111.0) was released on 10 November. This publication contains preliminary estimates of principal agricultural commodities and livestock numbers for 2008-09 presented for states/territories and Australia.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In the year ended 30 June 2009, Queensland produced 28,253,000 tonnes of sugar cane for crushing, 1,781,000 tonnes of wheat for grain and 1,719,000 tonnes of grain sorghum.
  • Preliminary estimates set the number of meat cattle at 11,606,000, the number of sheep and lambs at 4,100,000 and the number of pigs at 630,000.



Image: AGRICULTURAL CENSUS: ABS VIEWS ON CONTENT AND PROCEDURES, 2010-11 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS: ABS VIEWS ON CONTENT AND PROCEDURES, 2010-11

Agricultural Census: ABS Views on Content and Procedures, 2010-11(cat. no. 7103.0.80.002) was released on 14 October 2009. This information paper outlines the procedures and the proposed content of the 2010-11 Agricultural Census collection. The paper provides an opportunity for users of agricultural statistics to comment on the proposed collection content and output strategy.

The main objective of the Agricultural Census is to provide commodity, water use and land use information on the agriculture sector for small geographic areas. The collection has six main roles:
  • to provide production data to derive industry value added and gross operating surplus for the Agriculture industry
  • to support the determination and monitoring of agriculture policy
  • to support the determination and monitoring of natural resource and water policy as it relates to agriculture
  • to support decision makers involved in producing, supplying, marketing and trading agricultural commodities
  • to support the monitoring of economic and social issues affecting rural communities, and
  • to maintain a high quality population frame for future agricultural surveys and other relevant collections.

In addition to fulfilling the above roles, the ABS has the following specific goals for the 2010-11 Agricultural Census:
  • to improve on timeliness in the release of results compared to the 2005-06 Agricultural Census
  • to enhance capacity to produce small area outputs for a range of geographies
  • to disseminate data for the most common regions as standard outputs, and
  • to provide electronic reporting capability providing operators of agricultural businesses with the option to submit their data electronically.



Image: AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS - ANNUAL REPORT, 2008-09 AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS - ANNUAL REPORT, 2008-09

Australian Bureau of Statistics -- Annual Report, 2008-09 (cat. no. 1001.0) was released on 29 October. This publication reports on the operations of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The environment in which the ABS has been operating over the last 12 months was a challenging one. The onset of the global financial crisis impacted on the ABS in a number of ways, including increased demand for a range of economic indicators as businesses reacted to the changing economic climate and governments sought to respond to the effects of the crisis on Australian society.

The ABS has continued to reassess how to ensure that it has the most effective and efficient structure in place in order to meet the challenges that lie ahead and to ensure our continued relevance within the Australian community.



Image: AUSTRALIAN STATISTICS ADVISORY COUNCIL - ANNUAL REPORT, 2008-09 AUSTRALIAN STATISTICS ADVISORY COUNCIL - ANNUAL REPORT, 2008-09

Australian Statistics Advisory Council - Annual Report, 2008-09 (cat. no. 1002.0) was released on 29 October. This report outlines the functions and activities of the Australian Statistics Advisory Council.

As set out in the Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975, the role of Council is to advise the Minister and the Statistician in relation to:
  • the improvement, extension and coordination of statistical services provided for public purposes in Australia
  • annual and longer term priorities and programs of work that should be adopted in relation to major aspects of the provision of those statistical services, and
  • any other matters relating generally to those statistical services.



Image: INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES BY COUNTRY, BY STATE AND BY DETAILED SERVICES CATEGORIES, FINANCIAL YEAR, 2008-09
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES BY COUNTRY, BY STATE AND BY DETAILED SERVICES CATEGORIES, FINANCIAL YEAR, 2008-09

International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Financial Year, 2008-09 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.003) was released on 5 November. The conceptual framework used in compiling Australia's balance of payments statistics in this issue are based on the Sixth Edition of the International Monetary Fund's Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6). All previous issues of these spreadsheets were on a BPM5 basis.

The spreadsheets contain trade in services credits and debits data for: country and country groups by financial years; financial years by country and country groups; state by financial years; financial years by state; detailed services category by financial years; detailed travel services by financial years by country and country groups; and education related travel credits by financial years by educational sector by type of expenditure.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • International trade in services in 2008-09 resulted in $9,178 million in credits, of which 67% was created by the travel industry and 20% by the transport industry. In 1998-99, corresponding figures were $5,195 million in total with 64% attributed to the travel industry and 28% to the transport industry.
  • Debits incurred in International trade in services in 2008-09 totalled $7,819 million, with 51% incurred by the travel industry and 40% by the transport industry. In 1998-99, corresponding figures were $3,536 million in total, with 40% attributed to the travel industry and 44% attributed to the transport industry.



Image: INFORMATION PAPER: PRODUCT CHANGES TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS FOLLOWING REVISIONS TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, 2009
INFORMATION PAPER: PRODUCT CHANGES TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS FOLLOWING REVISIONS TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, 2009

Information paper: Product changes to Financial Accounts following revisions to international standards, 2009 (cat. no. 5232.0.55.003) was released on 19 October. This paper describes the product changes (tables in the pdf file and time series spreadsheets) being introduced to the September quarter 2009 issue of Australian National Accounts: Financial Accounts (cat. no. 5232.0) to be released on Thursday 24th December 2009. These changes are the result of implementing revisions to statistical standards, in particular the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA08), the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6), and the Standard Economic Sector Classifications of Australia 2008.




Image: RESEARCH PAPER: ESTIMATING POPULATION TOTALS BY COMBINING HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS (METHODOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE), JUNE 2009
RESEARCH PAPER: ESTIMATING POPULATION TOTALS BY COMBINING HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS (METHODOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE), JUNE 2009

Research Paper: Estimating Population Totals by Combining Household Surveys (Methodology Advisory Committee), Jun 2009 (cat. no. 1352.0.55.102) was released on 29 October. The ABS is always under pressure from its clients to improve the accuracy of its estimates about the Australian population.

In response to this pressure, the ABS has long exploited the potential to combine its surveys in various ways. This has typically been achieved within a design based framework but requires the assumption that the value of a common data item, collected from the surveys which are to be combined, does not depend upon the survey in which it is collected. This assumption is somewhat relaxed in this paper by assuming a measurement error model that relates data items from the different surveys. Inference is then over the sample design and measurement model.

This paper uses diagnostics to test the validity of the measurement model which is used to combine the surveys. We describe an application of combining the Labour Force Survey and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey to estimate employment characteristics about the Indigenous population. The findings suggest that combining these surveys is beneficial.




Image: INFORMATION PAPER: CHANGES TO AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS, AUSTRALIA, AUGUST 2009
INFORMATION PAPER: CHANGES TO AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS, AUSTRALIA, AUGUST 2009

Information Paper: Changes to Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, August 2009 (cat. no. 6302.0.55.002) was released on 5 November. This information paper summarises changes that will be introduced to the August 2009 issue of the publication Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (cat. no. 6302.0).

The paper advises the timing of the proposed changes, the reasons behind the changes and provides access to a mock up of the proposed publication and the time series spreadsheets that will be available from the ABS website.



Image: CHANGES TO PRIVATE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE AND EXPECTED EXPENDITURE STATISTICS, SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2009
CHANGES TO PRIVATE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE AND EXPECTED EXPENDITURE STATISTICS, SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2009

Changes to Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure statistics, September Quarter 2009 (cat. no. 5625.0.55.001) was released on 6 November. This information paper outlines changes in the frame definition and sample design for the Survey of New Capital Expenditure, taking effect in survey outputs from the release of the September quarter publication Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0).



Image: INFORMATION PAPER: CHANGES TO BUSINESS INDICATORS STATISTICS, SEPTEMBER 2009, SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2009
INFORMATION PAPER: CHANGES TO BUSINESS INDICATORS STATISTICS, SEPTEMBER 2009, SEPTEMBER QUARTER 2009

Information Paper: Changes to Business Indicators Statistics, September 2009, September Quarter 2009 (cat. no. 5676.0.55.002) was released on 6 November. This information paper outlines changes in the frame definition and sample design for the Quarterly Business Indicators Survey, taking effect in survey outputs from the release of the September quarter publication Business Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 5676.0).

An important change to the survey is the implementation of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006, replacing the 1993 version of ANZSIC. The implementation of the ANZSIC 2006 industry classification framework is taking place in a coordinated program across ABS economic collections.



Image: INFORMATION PAPER: INTRODUCTION OF REVISED INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL STANDARDS IN THE AUSTRALIAN TOURISM SATELLITE ACCOUNT, NOVEMBER 2009
INFORMATION PAPER: INTRODUCTION OF REVISED INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL STANDARDS IN THE AUSTRALIAN TOURISM SATELLITE ACCOUNT, NOVEMBER 2009

Information Paper: Introduction of revised international statistical standards in the Australian Tourism Satellite Account, November 2009 (cat. no. 5249.0.55.002) was released on 10 November.

Revised international standards for tourism statistics have changed the measurement of some of the components of the Australian Tourism Satellite Account (TSA), though there has been no major change to the structure of the accounts. The fundamental change to the Australian TSA will be the treatment of goods purchased by visitors and the resultant impact on the derivation of tourism value added. Other changes in the Australian context include the:
  • revision of characteristic products and industries
  • definition of tourism consumption and its differing scopes
  • possible changes to the layout and presentation of publication tables.

This paper focusses on the key changes to the Australian TSA as a result of implementing the revised international and related standards and outlines:
  • the conceptual basis underlying the main changes that will be implemented in the Australian TSA
  • a description of other changes to macro-economic international standards that will be implemented in the Australian TSA
  • the standards the ABS will either not comply with, or will not be implementing at this stage.



Image: MICRODATA: BUSINESS LONGITUDINAL DATABASE, EXPANDED CURF, AUSTRALIA, 2004-05, 2005-06 AND 2006-07
MICRODATA: BUSINESS LONGITUDINAL DATABASE, EXPANDED CURF, AUSTRALIA,
2004-05, 2005-06 AND 2006-07

Microdata: Business Longitudinal Database, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 (cat. no. 8168.0.55.001) was released on 30 October.

The aim of Business Longitudinal Database (BLD) is to facilitate micro level analysis for a panel (cohort) of small and medium businesses over time, and it includes both characteristics and financial data. This release of the BLD Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) provides information for the first two panels included in the BLD. Panel One contains three reference periods of data (2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07) and Panel Two contains two reference period of data (2005-06 and 2006-07).

This CURF is available via the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL). The RADL is accessible for authorised users via the ABS web site. Users should refer to the CURF Microdata entry page.

Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data, optimise its content and maintain confidentiality of respondents. They include removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.



Image BUSINESS LONGITUDINAL DATABASE, EXPANDED CURF, AUSTRALIA, TECHNICAL MANUAL, 2004-05, 2005-06 AND 2006-07
BUSINESS LONGITUDINAL DATABASE, EXPANDED CURF, AUSTRALIA, TECHNICAL MANUAL,
2004-05, 2005-06 AND 2006-07


Business Longitudinal Database, Expanded CURF, Australia, Technical Manual, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 (cat. no. 8168.0.55.002) was released on 30 October. This Technical Manual provides comprehensive information on the first release of the Business Longitudinal Database (BLD) Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF).



Image: EDUCATION NEWS, OCTOBER 2009 EDUCATION NEWS, OCTOBER 2009

Education News, October 2009 (cat. no. 1330.0) was released 13 October 2009. This newsletter highlights the latest curriculum related teaching resources, student activities and statistical tools that have been developed by ABS Education Services as well as other ABS resources that are useful for schools. New features in this issue include interactive age-sex pyramids and on-line video tutorials available from the ABS website.



Image: MIGRANT STATISTICS NEWS, OCTOBER 2009 MIGRANT STATISTICS NEWS, OCTOBER 2009

Migrant Statistics News, Oct 2009 (cat. no. 3413.0) was released on 15 October 2009. Migrant Statistics News is the half-yearly newsletter of the National Migrant Statistics Unit. The newsletter highlights developments in migrant and ethnicity related statistics, and provides relevant information for researchers, policy makers, service providers and others with an interest in this field.



Image: ABS FORWARD WORK PROGRAM, 2009-10 TO 2012-13 ABS FORWARD WORK PROGRAM, 2009-10 TO 2012-13

Forward Work Program, 2009-10 to 2012-13 (cat. no. 1006.0) was released 30 September 2009. The ABS Forward Work Program (FWP) is produced annually and is one of the suite of ABS corporate publications.

The FWP provides background information about statistical and non-statistical programs across the ABS, their objectives and the outputs they produce. It includes details of past and current resource usage, and details developments in the work program for each of the statistical and non-statistical programs over the next three years. The FWP covers all programs in the ABS, across Central Office and all eight state and territory regional offices.



Image: ABS RELEASE INFORMATION ABS RELEASE INFORMATION

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website provides the expected release details for all statistical products due for publication in the coming six months.

The web page 'Release Advice for ABS Publications for the Next Six Months' is revised on the ABS website at the beginning of each month. This six-month forecasting is intended to keep clients informed about products and when they will become available.

All ABS core statistical and other statistical publications that usually have a catalogue number will be detailed as well as prominent non-statistical publications such as the ABS Annual Report and Australian Statistics Advisory Council Annual Report.

For further information please access the following link Release Advice for ABS Publications for the Next Six Months.

Information on all ABS product releases can also be accessed from ABS Release Advice. This web page also provides links to Previous Releases, Releases Scheduled for the Next Six Months and Main Economic Indicator Releases.


Image: QUEENSLAND THEME PAGE QUEENSLAND THEME PAGE

The Queensland theme page provides access to Queensland statistical information including statistical releases and links to non-ABS sources. A wide range of economic and social statistics is covered.

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